Prince William and Kate Middleton revealed at last, about why they chose this for Princess Charlotte’s nursery

Get a move on! Princess Charlotte was eager to get going and board the plane as her mother paused to shake hands. Prince William and Kate reveal why they chose Princess Charlotte’s nursery. The nursery has been rated outstanding by Ofsted.

The Duchess is said to be ‘worried’ at how Prince George and Princess Charlotte will react to the news. Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Prince William and Kate have revealed the touching reason they picked Willcocks Nursery School for their daughter Princess Charlotte. A spokeswoman for Kensington Palace opened up about the couple’s choice, saying: “They felt it was ideal as a first step for Princess Charlotte’s early education and they were impressed by the team that work there.”

Charlotte, who turned two in May, will start nursery next month. Her parents announced the big news in a statement on Monday, with a school spokesman responding: “We are delighted that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen the Willcocks Nursery School for Princess Charlotte. We look forward to welcoming Charlotte to our nursery in January.”

Princess Charlotte Handshake Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Location will have most likely swayed William and Kate’s decision, too. The school is a ten-minute drive from the Cambridge’s’ family home in Kensington Palace, or a 15-minute walk. It’s located in the hall of Holy Trinity Church, next door to the Royal Albert Hall and Kensington Gardens, and down the road from the Natural History Museum, Science Museum and Victoria and Albert museum, so Charlotte can expect various educational outings and visits to the park.

The nursery is located inside Holy Trinity Church Photo (C) GETTY

The Princess will be a full-time pupil at the nursery, which charges fees of just over £3,000 a term for children attending its Monday to Friday Morning School. The new school term starts on Thursday 4 January, but it is not known if Charlotte will begin on the same day as her classmates.

No time to waste! Princess Charlotte wasn’t having any of it as her mother paused to chat as she received a bouquet of flowers before leaving Warsaw

On its website, Willcocks says pupils experience “a fun and structured morning with lots of free play where children embark on the first stages of learning to read, write and to understand simple numbers with the minimum of pressure”. Group activities include poetry, singing, acting and jigsaw-making, while ‘circle time’, which involves prayer and hymns, also takes place every day.

Princess Charlotte takes her royal duties seriously with first diplomatic handshake in Berlin Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Willcocks was last inspected by Ofsted in 2012 when the nursery was rated as “outstanding”, with the report stating: “The educational program is outstanding. Children actively participate in activities that relate to all areas of learning. Topic themes include outings in the local community and visitors to the nursery. This enables children to gain first-hand experiences that effectively consolidate their learning.”

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